There is something beautiful when a space can be designed to include the function and beauty of each item, instead of hiding them. That’s what I like to call simple living: making beauty out of the functional items in a space by integrating their purpose in the design. Thus, you have less “things” Read More
Quilting As An Art
I love to dream and explore new ways to study my surroundings and develop a greater connection to it. Drawing and quilting are avenues in which I more deeply explore what makes me curious and they become a language in which I reflect what I learn.
Let Nature Inspire You With This Wooden End Table
I could not be more excited about this end table that my husband built for me. I have dreamed of it for so long, and it was well worth the wait! A few years ago, some coworkers of mine were cutting down a tree, and I couldn’t help but think of what could become of that tree.
Homemade Furniture: Playing With LEGOS
Did you know that LEGOs make a great mold for concrete?? I didn’t either so I had to find out. With a little bit of caulk, LEGOs make incredible concrete molds, and they are fun to use because you can make clean lines and fantastic shapes for your mold!
Making The Farmhouse-Modern Kitchen Dream Come True
I have always loved farmhouse kitchen designs. The combination of raw wood with clean lines and bright colors is just incredibly appealing to my eye. I bought my house in 2016 and I immediately started dreaming up my dream kitchen.
Making Your Own Visual Itinerary
I recently got married and my husband and I decided we wanted to make most of our decor/signs/guest gifts by hand! We made a welcome bag for all the hotel guest and included an Our Favorite Things To Do card, so out of town guests could go exploring during their visit!
Sketching As A Way Of Learning
What depth can be created through pencil and paper. As I experiment with mediums, I am loving pencil on watercolor paper because of the texture it allows. I can use the texture to my advantage when I have a subject who’s skin is full of texture!
Exploring Proportions and Scale Through Using Watercolors
I love elephants. These animals are incredibly massive but they have such a gentle grace about them. Maybe that’s because we typically see them moving slowly, or standing still. But their creation is such an odd but beautiful balance of swift grace found in a large creature.
Making Visual Reflections of Spaces and Places
Who knew a pineapple could transform the image of a city, not just visually but culturally. My husband and I recently took a trip to Charleston and learned all about how the pineapple is the symbol of hospitality and the origin of how that symbol came to be.
Safari Baby Quilt
My best friend was having a little girl and decorating her nursery to fit her theme: baby animals and neutrals. I decided to piece together this baby quilt to fit her theme by searching for fabrics and inspiring layouts!
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